A highly successful EU-funded evidence-based project on institutional change had its final project conference
A highly successful EU-funded evidence-based project on institutional change had its final project conference on 1-2 December 2022, in Gran Canaria (Hybrid Event)
The conference gathered around 60 participants (in person in PLOCAN’s land premises and online).
GRRIP final conference in Gran Canaria
Gordon Dalton, GRRIP Project Coordinator welcomed the participants and invited them to the GRRIP Community which is one of the outputs of the GRRIP Project. “This has been a highly successful evidence-based project on institutional change. The project should be a role model for other research performing organisations and funding bodies to follow the same path of institutional change”, Dalton emphasised.
Seven different sessions with 34 talks and interspersed discussions on RRI implementation experiences gave the attendees an insightful overview of the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) initiatives and GRRIP project outputs and other similar EU projects (Co-Change, GRACE, NewHoRRIzon, SuperMORRI). The sessions were:
- Assessing RRI status at institutions;
- Designing and selecting RRI-related interventions;
- Implementing RRI: “A” Discussion on barriers to, and opportunities for, institutional change;
- Multistakeholder engagement in research & innovation; Evaluating RRI implementation;
- Evaluating RRI implementation
- Stories of RRI implementation in organisations; and
- Launch of marine and maritime RRI community.
The GRRIP project worked on embedding sustainable Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI practices) in 4 research performing organisations (RPO) and 1 dual-function RPO and research funding organisation (RPO/RFO) (total 5 RPO&RFO) in the marine and maritime sectors to achieve institutional change and it is set to conclude in December 2022.
It has overseen the creation of 18 to 30 interventions related to gender equality (also, equality, diversity and inclusion), science communication and education, ethics and research integrity, open access, and public engagement in four research performing organisations (RPO) and one dual-function RPO and research funding organisation (RFO) in the marine and maritime sector. This has been achieved with the help of seven RRI expert partners in the GRRIP consortium. Representatives of the Quadruple Helix (higher educational institutes, private sector, government, and civil society) have been engaged in this project at various stages and in different research and innovation aspects.